Aromas of ripe apple and toasted brioche join crème brûlée and custard, followed by intense citrus notes led by lime and lemon zest and ripe pear.


Dense and creamy, viscous with a touch of minerality and oak spice alongside subtle vanilla and caramel. Classic and instantly recognizable as one of Napa’s elite.

Growing Conditions

After three years of plentiful harvests, the 2015 vintage brought low, but outstanding yields. A mild spring and summer with almost no rain allowed the fruit to ripen at a very steady and deliberate pace. There were no issues with frost, heat spikes or late season rain, and picking began a few days earlier than 2014. The drier-than-normal conditions, ongoing drought and abundant sunshine contributed to the smaller berry size and low yields, resulting in wines with excellent concentration, color and flavor.


Aging for 17 months in French Oak, 60% new, with twice weekly hand stirring resulting in a rich, creamy texture.